ocated in Plymouth County. One was eventually established at Bridgewater, but instead of being the first, it was the third.
With this convention, Mr. Brooks' immediate labors ceased.
About this time his name was suggested for the professorship of natural history in the University of the City of New York.
His brilliant work in aid of the educational cause was well known, and that alone should have secured him the appointment, but in addition, he had the endorsement of four such men as Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, Josiah Quincy and John Quincy Adams.
On receiving the appointment, he prepared to close his labors in Hingham, and the pastorate was terminated January 1, 1839, after eighteen years of service.
If this paper were to end with this incident, the point made some time ago would be emphasized; namely, Mr. Brooks' work had a definite beginning and a definite ending.
Possibly your interest, however, may be sufficient to cause you to ask as to his later life.
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